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Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits

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Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits – -Creamy white chocolate pudding layered with Oreo cookie crumbs and a cream cheese filling. It’s also loaded up with peppermint candy canes…perfect for the season!

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Ingredients Needed

  • White chocolate instant pudding
  • Milk
  • Oreo cookie crumbs
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped topping
  • Crushed peppermint candy canes

Ingredients Notes

Oreo Cookie Crumbs

For the amount of crumbs you need, this should be about 15-18 cookies. If you can buy the crumbs pre made…go for it!


If desired, you can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate variety instead of the white chocolate. Just be sure it’s instant pudding, not cook and serve.

Whipped Topping

AKA “Cool Whip”. Any brand/variety will work. It’s just has to be thawed.

Peppermint Candy Canes

Like the cookies, these need to be crushed. About 6-7 candy canes is what you will need. Again, if you want to buy a bag of pre made crushed peppermint candies, they will work.

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Recipe Notes

How to Crush Your Candy Canes & Cookies

There are a few ways to do this. First, in your food processor. Next, in your standing blender.

If you don’t have either of these appliances, you can use a plastic storage bag ( AKA “Ziploc bag”). Place the cookies (or candy canes) in the bag and seal it well. Be sure there is no air in the bag.

Next, with a rolling pin or large can, break the cookies/candies up until crumbs form. Don’t be too aggressive doing this. Medium force should work fine. Once you have broken them up as much as possible in the bag, pour them into a bowl. Once they are in the bowl, you can break them up with your fingers.

Serving Dish

I filled 5- 8 oz jars with this filling. See recipe card for product. However, you can build you layers in a 8 inch baking dish, trifle dish or in smaller/larger size individual bowls/jars. Whatever works best for you.

Pink Topping?

Mine are topped with regular whipped topping. However, I did dye it for fun.

Candy Cane Garnish

If you desire to garnish your parfaits with additional candy cane pieces, do this right before serving. The pieces may melt a bit if they sit on the topping for too long.

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Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits- Big Green House

Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits - -Creamy white chocolate pudding layered with Oreo cookie crumbs and a cream cheese filling. It's also loaded up with peppermint candy canes...perfect for the season!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 3.4 oz instant white chocolate pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs + additional for topping (approx 15-18 cookies)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz whipped topping, thawed- will be divided
  • 1./2 peppermint candy canes, crushed + additional for topping (approx 6-7 regular size candy canes)


  1. In a bowl, whisk together dry pudding mix with milk. Refrigerate it for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. While the pudding is thickening, beat the softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Beat until fully combined and smooth. Then, fold half of the whipped topping and the crushed candies.


  1. On the bottom layer, spread the cookies crumbs. Then, add a layer of pudding. Next, a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat the layers.
  2. Top it off with the remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  3. Sprinkle with additional crushed candies and cookie crumbs before serving.

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  1. LOVE this recipe Erin! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared
    Creatively, Beth

  2. These are so pretty! What a lovely Christmas dessert and so fun to make in the dividual jars 😀

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